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Edible Wild Plants: Shepherd’s Purse (Capsella Bursa-Pastoris)

Shepherd’s purse (Capsella Bursa-Pastoris) is a lover of waste grounds, roadsides and old fields. It bears flat, heart-shaped seed pods and is similar to peppergrasses. The basal leaves are dandelionlike, while the stem leaves are clasping. It produces white flowers that are found on spikelike clusters. The vigorously growing new foliage is sometimes cooked like […]

Importance of Salt in Civilization for Survival

Salt is a valuable commodity that could become hard to come by in a long term disaster situation.  In Ancient Rome, salt was used as a form of currency because of it’s importance in preserving food.  In fact, it is still used today as a form of currency in some parts of Africa.  It was […]

Preparing For a Pandemic Influenza Outbreak

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918,lasted over a period of three years occurring in waves, one in 50 people died. A total of 50 Million people perished from it, more than had died in the World War that had just ended. The current flu that shows pandemic potential, the H7N9 strain, has a death rate […]

Protecting Your Food Storage From Pests

Clean, cool, dry storage areas are preferred. Avoid storing food in open containers on shelves. Keep food storage areas free from spilled food and food particles. Good housekeeping helps prevent insect infestations. To prevent or at least minimize insect infestations in stored food products it would be ideal to store them somewhere between 35°F and […]

Android Phone Apps For the Outdoors

In this day and age of technological advancement, we recognize that while certain situations can occur where your smartphone battery dies or you drop it and gets destroyed, it is best to have a few quality apps on your phone in case you need them during your outings! Below are just a few quality apps […]

10 Holistic Cold & Flu Remedies

1.  Garlic Tea  Garlic tea might not sound that tasty but I assure you it’s not that bad and it is definitely worth it. Garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity which is very helpful when trying to fight something off. Eating a whole clove of garlic would also help but its […]

How To Be Prepared For Blackouts

Have you thought about how you’ll be able to complete important tasks during power blackouts? You’ll need to eat, drink, stay warm, sleep and even entertain yourself. It’s easy to take these simple things for granted when you have electricity, but you need to be prepared to do them without power. Blackouts can occur at […]

How To Prepare For A Winter Storm or Blizzard

With an impending storm slated to arrive this Friday, February 8th 2013, it is a good time to discuss how to prepare for a winter storm or worse, a blizzard. Major nor’easter could bring well over foot of snow Storm moves in Friday through Saturday February 6th 2013 http://www.wmur.com/weather/stormwatch/Major-nor-easter-could-bring-well-over-foot-of-snow/-/17328920/18428730/-/skc0xuz/-/index.html A developing storm to the south […]

Food Storage Tips

In the wake of a world-wide food crisis many people are stocking up on essential items such as canned food, non-frozen convenience meals, freeze dried meals, etc. But what is the best to have? More canned food or more freeze dried meals? People have always worried about the future of society and where the country […]

Winter Driving Techniques

A fairly nasty winter storm will be affecting the region where I live today with total accumulation ranging from 3 to 5 inches of snow. So with that being the case I figured it would be a perfect time to write up an article about Winter Driving Techniques so we can make sure that everyone […]

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